Infrastructure

Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates

Camden to join London’s rental e-scooter trial

TfL, Camden Council and London Councils have announced an expansion of the capital’s trial of rental e-scooters, with e-scooters available to rent in Camden from 27th September. Camden becomes the tenth borough to join the trial alongside Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Richmond, Tower Hamlets (including Canary Wharf), City …

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Dott reports surge in demand as workers return to offices

Dott has reported a surge in demand as workers return to their offices after the summer holidays. With 40,000 e-scooters across Europe, and each available vehicle operating up to seven rides a day, Dott offers an environmentally friendly choice for travel across city centres. It operates in 28 European cities, …

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Voi calls for transformation in urban development to create clean cities for future generations

Voi Technology is sharing its vision for the future with an image of a regenerated, car-free Lark Lane in Liverpool, as part of World Car Free Day. Well known as a social hub in Liverpool, with a plethora of cafes, bars, and boutiques, Voi sees Lark Lane as a fine …

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Co Cars and Co Bikes awarded joint accreditation by shared transport charity

Car club and bike share operators Co Cars and Co Bikes have been awarded joint accreditation by UK shared transport charity CoMoUK. CoMoUK runs the national scheme which provides assurance to local authorities on an agreed set of standards expected by operators when providing services. South West England operators Co …

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LEVA-EU commissions research into potential of light electric vehicles to fight climate change

LEVA-EU has commissioned research from the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) to examine the potential of light electric vehicles (LEVs) in the fight against climate change. LEVA-EU, headquartered in Belgium, said mass uptake of LEVs such as e-scooters, electric (cargo) cycles, e-mopeds, e-motorcycles and small three- and four-wheeled e-vehicles is ‘crucial’ …

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New report calls for updated Highways Act ahead of Government’s CWIS2

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking (APPGCW) has released its inquiry report into the Government’s upcoming second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS2). Included in those recommendations is the call for the introduction of a new Highways Act. The purpose of which would be to require highway authorities to …

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New zone map revealed for GM cycle hire scheme

A new zone map of the upcoming Greater Manchester cycle hire scheme has been revealed. The 24/7 Bee Network Cycle Hire Scheme, phase one of what will eventually be a region-wide offering, will be operated by micromobility company Beryl and will consist of an initial fleet of 1,200 pedal bikes …

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Accessibility highlighted as ‘profound benefit’ of micromobility in ITF report

The International Transport Forum (ITF) has released a report, Micromobility, Equity and Sustainability, that illustrates the ‘undeniable’ growth and innovation within the e-scooter and micromobility sector. The report is a call to action for cities to recognise this growth by adapting urban mobility in order to cater for this rapid …

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HumanForest’s e-bike fleet launches in London

HumanForest has launched its new fleet of 800 e-bikes in London. At an event officially launching the e-bikes earlier this week, HumanForest’s founder and CEO Agustin Guilisasti was joined by Dr Alex George, the Prime Minister’s Mental Health Ambassador, and Destiny Boka Bates, co-founder of air pollution campaign Choked Up, …

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E-bike loan scheme rolled out in Wales

An electric bike pilot scheme that has received more than £1 million of funding from the Welsh Government is already helping local residents to swap their car for a bike in communities across Wales. The electric bike loan scheme, run by Sustrans, offers a range of battery-assisted electric bikes for …

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